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  • Regulatory Roundup: May 17-23

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    May 23, 2017
    ​With so many regulators out there, it can be tough to keep track of all the decisions being made. This is the NYSSCPA’s regular series that collects relevant regulatory announcements from the past week, and puts them in one place to help you stay on top of the issues.
  • Speaker: Hackers Are on the Offensive, Have Time on Their Side

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    May 23, 2017
    Andrew Pak, assistant U.S. attorney and computer hacking and intellectual property coordinator in the District of New Jersey, walked his audience at the Foundation for Accounting Education's (FAE) Forensic Accounting and Litigation Services Conference today through the many tools and methods used by criminal hackers across the world and shared some of his tips on how CPAs and their clients can protect themselves. 
  • Study: Alumni Connections to Corporate Boards Help Men Three Times More Than Women

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    May 22, 2017
    While having alumni connections on corporate boards is a great asset no matter who you are, a recent study says that men benefit about three times more than women. 
  • SEC Accuses Man of Making Bogus Regulatory Filing to Manipulate Stock Price

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    May 22, 2017
    The Securities and Exchange Commission said that a Virginia-based mechanical engineer concocted an elaborate scheme to make it look like the CFO of a major investment company was making a tender offer for Fitbit stock in order to drive up the price. 
  • IRS Commissioner: ID Theft Cases Dropped Nearly Half

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    May 19, 2017

    IRS Commissioner John Koskinen, in a recent speech, said that the number of people reporting to the IRS that they were victims of identity theft declined by 46 percent between 2015 and 2016, which he said as a sign that ongoing efforts to stop people from filing false returns are working. 

  • Study: Workplace Injuries More Likely When Earnings Pressure Rises

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    May 19, 2017
    A recent study has found that workplace injuries are more common when the company faces pressure to meet earnings expectations. 
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Press Room

  • Winners of 2017 Excellence in Financial Journalism Awards Announced

    By:
    Maya Lindsay
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    May 23, 2017

    NEW YORK — (May 23, 2017) — The New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA) is pleased to announce the winners of its 2017 Excellence in Financial Journalism Awards.

    This award recognizes reporters from the national and local press whose work was published, posted or broadcasted in 2016, contributed to a better and balanced understanding of business or financial topics. Winners were selected by a panel of judges comprised of NYSSCPA members and financial journalists, who ranked submissions on accuracy, quality and thoroughness of research as well as a fair and balanced representation of the topic. This year’s winners will be honored during a luncheon ceremony on June 8 in New York City

  • NYSSCPA's Top 10 Tax Filing Tips

    By:
    Michael Moi
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    Feb 16, 2017

    NYSSCPA 2016 Top 10 Tax Filing Tips

    1. New York State driver’s license requirement – When New York taxpayers begin filing their 2016 returns, they’ll also need to provide their accountant with their New York State driver’s license or state-issued IDs. This new information will act as an additional level of identity authentication to prevent fraudulent returns from being filed by criminals. Alabama and Ohio have similar requirements with more states to follow. Only one ID is necessary for married couples filing jointly.
  • CPA Society Presents Sidney Kess Financial Planner Conference, Jan. 17

    By:
    Maya Lindsay
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    Jan 10, 2017

    NEW YORK – (Jan. 10, 2017) - On behalf of the New York State Society of CPAs’ (NYSSCPA) Foundation for Accounting Education (FAE) and Baruch College, Sidney Kess, counsel to Kostelanetz & Fink, LLP, and  accounting profession icon presents, The CPA as Financial Planner Conference on Jan. 17, from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. The conference will be held at Baruch College’s Zicklin School of Business, 55 Lexington Ave, in New York City.

  • 2017 Excellence in Financial Journalism Awards – Call for Submissions

    By:
    Maya Lindsay
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    Dec 5, 2016

    NEW YORK – (Dec. 5, 2016) – It’s about that time again! The 34th annual Excellence in Financial Journalism Awards (EFJ) — honoring the best in business news journalism — is calling for submissions. Broadcast, print, radio and online news organizations and reporters can submit financial news stories that were published, posted or aired between Jan. 1, 2016 and Dec. 31, 2016. 

     

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